It’s time slip away for a romantic weekend getaway in Seattle. Let it rain, the sparks will fly between charming coffee shops, dreamy dinners for two and plenty of indoor explorations. 

EAT

All great getaways begin with a trendy Seattle brunch at Oldfellows in Capital Hill. The airy yet rustic space offers a wide array of dishes and morning sips ideal for enjoying at an artfully reclaimed café table for two.  

Downtown, stop by Mr. West for finely made espresso and pastries. The sleek space provides an energizing coffee date spot in the heart of the city. 

Rider at Hotel Theodore in Seattle

Rider at Hotel Theodore in Seattle

From ocean to forest, Rider honors hyper-local ingredients with innovative wood-fired cuisine. Helmed by Executive Chef Dan Mallahan, Rider is a go-to destination for a rustic brunchlingering lunch, buzzy happy hour, or an elegant dinner in the heart of downtown at Hotel Theodore.  

Delight with an oyster and champagne feast at the renowned Queen Anne hotspot— The Walrus and the Carpenter by James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Renee Erickson. The bright yet dreamy interior serves as the setting to a seafood spread.  

For a splurge-worthy evening to remember, make a reservation to impress at Canlis, Seattle’s preeminent fine dining restaurant. Featuring James Beard Award-winning food in an awe-inspiring, modern venue overlooking the city, dinner will be nothing short of a work of art. 

DRINK

Raise a glass to a romantic escape with a complimentary cocktail at Hotel Theodore from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., poured nightly. Served by a personal bartender, the decadent bar cart offers seasonal cocktails in the luxurious atrium exclusively for hotel guests.  

Tucked off charming Post Alley at Pike Place Market, live entertainment and dazzling drinks await at The Pink Door. Variety is of the essence at this beloved restaurant with entertainment ranging from cabaret to aerial performances to jazz ensembles.  

Hidden within the rustic restaurant Tavern Law, Needle & Thread is a bespoke speakeasy serving skillfully crafted cocktails. Be sure to make a reservation as space is limited. Needle & Thread specializes in historic and nouveau drinks, all without a formal menu. Here, bartenders listen intently to guests’ spirited whims and, in turn, create individualized cocktails.  

DO 

When in Seattle, there’s nothing better than spending a rainy day wandering the famed stacks of Elliot Bay Book Company. Located in Capital Hill, the fiercely independent bookstore is home to an extensive poetry collection, a stylish café, and an impressive speaking series featuring prominent authors from across the country.  

With the city as your basecamp, hoaboard the ferry to Bainbridge Island for antique shopping and wine tasting, where Eleven Winery and Fletcher Bay Winery tasting rooms are a short walk from the Winslow ferry terminal.  

Just 30-minute drive outside of the city, Woodinville Wine Country is home to outstanding Washington wineries such as DeLille CellarsLong Shadowsand Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery boasting tasting flights of world class varietals.  

To indulge without imbibing, tour the Theo Chocolate Factory Tour in Fremont for an interactive experience from bean to bar. 

Pick up a local bouquet at Pike Place Market to remember your trip. 

Pick up a local bouquet at Pike Place Market to remember your trip. 

End your stay with a stop by Pike Place Market to pick up a bouquet of farm fresh flowers to enjoy as a memento of your romantic weekend getaway. 

Driving from Portland, Spokane, or Vancouver, B.C.? Check out the Hotel Theodore Romanic Getaway Guide on Google Maps to make your weekend road trip to Seattle a breeze.  

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